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					Volume 42 n Number 17                                                                     April 21 - May 11, 2008

             THE FACULTY/STAFF BULLETIN OF FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY


 CHEM & BIOCHEM         Marshall to receive Oesper Award
New building soon                      By Susan Ray
to open doors, 4            NATIONAL HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD LABORATORY

                           A Florida State University chemistry
                        professor’s co-invention of a chemistry tech-
  RUBY DIAMOND          nique that can simultaneously separate and
   AUDITORIUM           identify up to several thousand chemical
Major renovation        components in complex mixtures has earned
                        him another top scientific honor.
starts in May, 6
                           Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton
                        Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at
                        FSU and director of the Ion Cyclotron Pro-
     RESEARCH           gram at the National High Magnetic Field
Cornerstone Awards      Laboratory, has been selected to receive
given to six, 9         the 2008 Ralph and Helen Oesper Award
                        from the Cincinnati Section of the Ameri-
                        can Chemical Society. Eight of the past 26        Alan G. Marshall
                                                                          Alan G. Marshall
  SPREAD                awardees of the prestigious Oesper award
  THEWORD               went on to win the Nobel Prize.                 recognition adds to Alan’s enormous scien-
                           “Alan’s receipt of the Oesper award          tific reputation and reminds all of us how
Florida State           places him in an elite group of the world’s     fortunate we are to count him a colleague at
University’s            best chemists,” said Joseph Travis, dean of     Florida State University.”
Department of           the FSU College of Arts & Sciences. “This                    Please see MARSHALL, 11
Athletics has evenly
split $200,000          Gilmer named fellow of prestigious association
between the FSU
                                                                                By Barry Ray
Office of National                                                           NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Fellowships,                                                 A Florida State Univer-      the United States, is dedicat-
undergraduate                                            sity researcher who has          ed to “achieving equity and
research, counseling                                     blazed trails both in and out    full participation for women
                                                         of the classroom is receiving    in science, mathematics, en-
services for students                                    an honor reserved for some       gineering and technology.”
and the Marching                                         of the top women in science.     (Learn more about AWIS at
Chiefs. The money                                            Penny J. Gilmer, a long-     www.awis.org.)
represents a share of                                    time chemistry and biochem-          “Being elected a fellow
the proceeds from                                        istry professor and science      of AWIS means that my life-
                                                         education researcher at FSU,     long work to improve the
last December’s                                          has been elected as one of       status of women in science
Gaylord Music                                            eight new fellows of the As-     is recognized by my peers,”
City Bowl and the                                        sociation for Women in Sci-      Gilmer said. “During my
Emerald Bowl in                                          ence (AWIS) for 2008. The or-    lifetime, the status of wom-
December 2006.                                           ganization, which has some       en has improved, in part by
                               Penny Gilmer              3,000 members throughout              Please see GILMER, 11
        An Invitation to Schedule a Private FOCUS Session
Dear Friends at FSU:
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                                                          2 n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n STATE
                                NEWS        MAKERS                   “Kids tend to be more spontaneous. If they’re angry, they act on it right
                                                                     then.” Dan Mears, a Florida State University associate professor of Criminology and
                                                                     Criminal Justice, as quoted by CBS News discussing the psychology behind the recent
                         plot of a group of Georgia third graders to knock out, handcuff and stab their teacher. Mears said most preteens do not harbor
                         the level of long-standing anger needed to commit a premeditated crime. Mears also was quoted by ABC News and the Atlanta
                         Journal-Constitution.
                                                             FSU makes headlines around the world: www.fsu.edu/~unicomm/news




                                                                                                       HELLO!
                                                                                                       Scott Cisson
                                                                                                              Scott Cisson
                                   Meet the director of Florida State University’s Landscape        now have people on my staff who are being certified in
                                Operations. After a career of landscape work at Arizona             irrigation maintenance. We’re changing the landscape
                                State University developing an arboretum and its 18-acre            standards. The key in my mind is that the work we’re
                                research park, and transforming a defunct Air Force base            doing has to stand the test of time. In 30 years, I want
                                into a college campus, Cisson came to FSU nearly one year           somebody to come back to campus and think, “Wow,
                                ago for new challenges.                                             those guys did such a fantastic job. It still looks great.”
                                                                                                    That’s what we strive for. We’ve also developed a team
                                    What attracted you to the FSU campus here in North              atmosphere, and we’re stressing attention to detail. We’re
                                Florida?                                                            going to be perfectionists and set the standard for the
                                    SC: From a landscape-architecture standpoint and a              future. This is a profession and we’re going to treat it that
                                sculptural standpoint, it doesn’t get any better than this.         way.
FSU PHOTO LAB/MICHELE EDMUNDS




                                I’m still learning the plants here, but everyday I learn a
                                little bit more. When I first walked the campus, I thought,            What plans do you have in store for FSU’s campus?
                                “It’s got such great potential.” It was just lacking                   SC: Right now, we’ve got graduate students mapping
                                attention to the details of landscape design.                       the campus so, pretty soon, we’ll be able to pull up a
                                                                                                    certain tree on a map and we’ll know its history, its species
                                  What projects have you taken on over the past year?               and relative age, and whether it is diseased. Once we have
                                  SC: When I got here, none of the irrigation valves                all of this information, the entire campus will become an
                                worked. So we made some big strides in one year, and I              outdoor classroom.



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                                                                     The
                                                                    house
                                                                     that
                                                                   science
                                                                    built



                                                                                                                                      STEVE LEUKANECH
    It took four years of planning and
another two-and-a-half years of con-
struction, but the wait was well worth
                                                 FSU to christen state-of-the-art
it: Florida State University is getting
ready to celebrate the grand opening                   chemistry building
of a new, state-of-the-art Chemistry
Building that will offer expanded edu-                                          By Barry Ray
                                                                            NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
cational and research opportunities for
decades of faculty members and stu-         materials. Some of us try to understand      other professionals can achieve when
dents.                                      atomic nuclei, and others look at dis-       they share a vision of excellence.”
    Located along Chieftan Way and          tant galaxies, searching for the spectro-        The $72-million building will house
overlooking the Scott Speicher Tennis       scopic signatures of certain elements or     some 250 researchers and will consid-
Center, the 168,000-square-foot, five-      molecules.                                   erably expand research capabilities
story building will be the site of a rib-      “Supporting such diverse interests        and programs in the molecular scienc-
bon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May         requires a robust laboratory, capable of     es. The composition of the building is
2. FSU President T.K. Wetherell; De-        hosting current and yet-to-be imagined       as follows:
partment of Chemistry and Biochem-          experiments,” Schlenoff said. “This              •The first floor will host core re-
istry Chairman Joseph Schlenoff; and        building was designed with input by          search facilities and a lecture hall ca-
Nobel Laureate Harold Kroto, FSU’s          a broad group of chemists to support         pable of holding 140 people.
Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry,       ground-breaking molecular sciences.               •Floors 2 through 4 have been de-
will be among those on hand to chris-       Our instruments are as versatile as our      signed to provide highly flexible labo-
ten the dawn of a new era for the uni-      people, covering the widest range of         ratory space that can accommodate a
versity’s science community.                the electromagnetic spectrum, from ra-       broad spectrum of experimental and
    “Chemistry is well known as the         dio waves to X-rays, and our gathering       computational approaches.
Central Science: We bridge disciplines,     spaces provide pleasant surroundings              •The fifth floor will be devoted to
foster collaborations and bring togeth-     for faculty and students to get excited      synthetic organic chemistry.
er scientists from other fields,” Schle-    about science. This building truly rep-          The new Chemistry Building also
noff said. “A chemist could be laboring     resents the state of the art in chemistry    is extraordinarily intensive in utilities,
to understand the workings of a cell, or    research facilities and is a great example   Schlenoff said. Among the cutting-
creating new medicines or innovative        of what academics, administrators and                     Please see CHEMISTRY, 5

                                              4 n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n STATE
                                                energy needed is simply not attainable         FSU receives $2.5M
        Chemistry                               from long-discussed sources such as
                                                nuclear, biomass, wind, geothermal and         grant to develop
       symposium
                                                hydroelectric.
                                                     3:45 p.m. — “Imaging Beyond the
                                                Light in Chemistry, Materials and Bio-         farming forecasts
                                                medicine.” Nuclear magnetic resonance
                                                                                                   The U.S. Department of Agriculture
       To help mark the Chemistry Building’s    (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging
  grand opening, the chemistry department       (MRI) are powerful techniques with appli-      has awarded Florida State University
  will host a scientific colloquium featuring   cations ranging from mapping the struc-        $2.5 million to provide climate fore-
  some of the most pre-eminent names in         ture of molecules to conducting func-          casting for the agricultural community
  chemistry and biochemistry. The public is     tional probes of brain activity. However,      in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
  invited to attend the following free lec-     Alexander Pines, the Glenn T. Seaborg              U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd (D-FL) helped
  tures on Friday, May 2, in the new build-     Professor of Chemistry at the University       acquire the two-year grant, which be-
  ing’s first-floor auditorium:                 of California, Berkeley, and senior scien-     gins in July 2008. The grant continues
       2 p.m. — “Architecture in Nano-          tist in the Materials Sciences Division of     work begun in 2003 and will help fund
  Space.” As chemistry and physics at one       Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,         salaries for researchers and graduate
  borderline and chemistry and biology at       says that one current limitation of NMR        students at FSU and five other univer-
  the other begin to become indistinguish-      and MRI is the need for large supercon-        sities that together make up the South-
  able, multidisciplinary research is leading   ducting magnets that are expensive, non-
                                                                                               east Climate Consortium (SECC).
  to the fascinating “new” overarching          portable and often hazardous. A second
                                                                                                   “As a fifth-generation farmer, I
  field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.      limitation involves the low sensitivity of
  In his lecture, FSU’s Kroto, a co-recipient   NMR and MRI, deriving from their low ra-
                                                                                               know how useful the information pro-
  of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for     dio frequency compared to that of optical      vided by climate forecasting can be, and
  his co-discovery of the carbon nanostruc-     photons. In his lecture, Pines will describe   I applaud FSU for being at the forefront
  ture buckminsterfullerene, will discuss       recent developments at Berkeley aimed          of this issue through their beneficial
  how ingenious strategies for the creation     at overcoming these limitations and will       research,” Boyd said. “Climate vari-
  of molecules with exactly specified struc-    show results already realized in chemis-       ability and climate extremes can cost
  tures and functions are being developed;      try, materials and biomedicine.                the agriculture industry billions of dol-
  in essence, molecules that “do things”             4:30 p.m. — “Chemistry and As-            lars in a single year. Knowing this in-
  are now being made. In fact, Kroto says,      tronomy: Unification of Sciences.” Chem-       formation ahead of time gives farmers
  nanoscience and nanotechnology are not        istry, the science of atoms, molecules and     the opportunity to decide which crops
  new at all, but appear to be the “frontier    the matter, and astronomy, the science         to plant in an upcoming season. I am
  chemistry” of the 21st century.               of stars, galaxies and the universe, are       proud to support the high quality work
       2:45 p.m. — “Powering the Planet:        deeply related in two ways, says Takeshi
                                                                                               and research on climate forecasting un-
  The Challenge for Science (and Especially     Oka, a professor emeritus of chemistry,
  Chemistry) in the 21st Century.” The sup-     astronomy and astrophysics at the Uni-
                                                                                               der way at FSU.”
  ply of secure, clean, sustainable energy      versity of Chicago and the Enrico Fermi            FSU scientists have cooperative in-
  is arguably the most important scientific     Institute. First, nuclei of heavy atoms such   vestigators at the University of Florida,
  and technical challenge facing humanity       as carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, which          University of Miami, University of
  in the 21st century. Daniel G. Nocera,        make chemistry (and biology) so rich, all      Georgia, Auburn University and the
  the W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at the      are produced in the core of stars. Sec-        University of Alabama in Hunts-
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology,        ond, stars are produced from molecular         ville, collectively called the Southeast
  will discuss how rising living standards      clouds, and efficient chemistry is essential   Climate Consortium (SECC). James
  of a growing world population will cause      for star formation. In his lecture, Oka will   O’Brien, Emeritus Robert O. Lawton
  global energy consumption to increase         discuss this second process, in which the      Professor of Meteorology and Ocean-
  dramatically over the next half-century.      molecular ion H3+ plays the central role as    ography, leads the FSU team.
  However, he points out, the additional        the universal proton donor (acid).                 “Climate variability in the south-
                                                                                               eastern states is largely determined by
                                                                                               El Niño and La Niña,” O’Brien said.
                                                facilities will greatly enhance the de-        “By understanding how these oceanic
    CHEMISTRY, from page 4                      partment’s strengths in molecular              phenomena can predict climate over
                                                recognition, materials, nanotechnol-           the southern states, we can advise farm-
edge features provided throughout the           ogy, biochemistry, molecular synthe-           ers through the extension services to
facility are 145 fume hoods designed to         sis, computational chemistry and ad-           change planting practices and varieties
limit researchers’ exposure to hazard-          vanced measurement science, as well            so that they can make more money.”
ous and/or unpleasant fumes; chilled            as further support its robust Ph.D.                For example, in September 2007 the
water; pure nitrogen gas; potable and           and postdoctoral fellow training pro-          first La Nina watch was issued to advise
nonpotable water; compressed air; nat-          grams,” said W. Ross Ellington, FSU’s          the winter hay farmers that a drought
ural gas; steam; vacuum pressure; and           associate vice president for Research          was expected. If irrigation was not an
distilled water.                                and director of the Pathways for Excel-        option, then the odds of a cash crop for
    “This new building and research             lence initiative.                              forage farmers was very unlikely.

                                                  STATE n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n 5
Ruby Diamond renovation kicks off two-year construction project
            By Jeffery Seay
             EDITOR IN CHIEF
    One of Tallahassee’s most high-
profile venues, known to generations
of concert-goers and students alike, is
about to undergo a major renovation.
    The famed Ruby Diamond Audito-
rium in Florida State University’s West-
cott Building is going to be gutted and
rebuilt to improve its acoustics and to
accommodate a larger stage and more
thoughtful seating arrangement, which
will include box seats.
    “While universally considered to
be among the very top programs in the
country, the College of Music has never
had a large performance venue with          Artist’s rendering of the new north face of the Westcott Building.
adequate acoustical and theatrical at-
tributes,” said Don Gibson, dean of the     to enhance Mina Joe Powell Green, one        events in the auditorium.
FSU College of Music. “The extensive        of the most revered and historically             Over the history of the institution,
renovation planned for Ruby Diamond         significant green spaces on FSU’s cam-       the green — which was named for
will dramatically enhance both sound        pus.”                                        Powell (B.S. ’50, M.S. ’63) in 1990 — has
and sight lines, resulting in the trans-        During the renovation and con-           served as the site of commencement
formation of a typical 1950’s auditori-     struction project, a limited portion of      ceremonies and other social gather-
um into a first-class large performance     the Mina Jo Powell Alumni Green will         ings. Its North Florida landscape con-
venue. Both performers and audience         serve as a staging area.                     tains such native trees as loblolly pines,
members will enjoy a dramatically en-           “The green will be fenced in and the     live oaks, red cedars, sycamores, cab-
hanced experience, and our students         trees will be protected,” said Scott Cis-    bage palms and dogwoods. Because a
will, for the first time, have a concert    son, FSU’s director of landscape opera-      portion of the green will be used as a
and opera facility capable of support-      tions. “I’m a staunch advocate of pre-       construction staging area, the 50 camel-
ing their best performances.”               serving what we have. There’s a lot of       lia bushes that lined its main walkway
    What’s more, the auditorium’s           plant material on this campus that you       were transplanted to their new home in
lobby will be expanded outward to en-       can’t replace.”                              front of the President’s House in Febru-
compass what is now office space on             As the project is being completed,       ary to ensure that none of them would
the first floor of the Westcott Building.   the green won’t be merely restored,          be damaged.
The lobby expansion, which will be ex-      but vastly improved and enlarged,                “I feel very good about what we
tensive in scope, is required in order      transforming it into a garden-like park      have done, which is to preserve the
to adhere to current building and fire      that will aesthetically join the Westcott    camellias,” Cisson said. “The more I
codes.                                      Building with Eppes Hall, the Kellogg        found out about them — how old they
    The renovation project doesn’t stop     Research Building and the Longmire           are, where they came from — the more
there, either. A new entrance to the ex-    Alumni Building.                             obvious it became that they cannot be
panded lobby will be built on the north         “The design of the green is not yet      replaced.”
face of the Westcott Building, along        complete, but I’m happy that we’ve               The renovation project is scheduled
with a four-story addition that will in-    taken the time to thoroughly investi-        to begin in May and take two years to
clude a rehearsal hall and administra-      gate its history with a site analysis of     complete. During this time, University
tive office space.                          the landscape,” Cisson said.                 Way North will be closed.
    An auditorium was first added to            The green, Cisson added, is a signif-
the Westcott Building in 1917 and later     icant part of FSU’s history — the legacy
named for Diamond, an alumna of the
Florida State College for Women who
                                            of past generations of students and ad-
                                            ministrators.                                   By the way ...
later became a benefactor of FSU.               “They’re depending on us to make               Energy-saving ideas sought:
    “The Ruby Diamond renovation is         the right decisions,” he said.                  Employees     are   encouraged
generating wonderful opportunities,”            The part of the green redesign that is      to e-mail their innovative
said Donna McHugh, assistant vice           known is that a circular driveway and           ideas about how to reduce
president for University Relations. “It     plaza will join the green with the new          campus energy consumption to
will provide a hall worthy of the talent-   north entrance to the Westcott Building         commentsUtilitiesSave@admin.
ed students, faculty and guest artists      to provide a more convenient drop-off           fsu.edu.
who will perform there and a chance         and pick-up point for people attending

                                              6 n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n STATE
  A Message from Lee Hinkle
                                                                                        FSU Libraries will
  Vice President for University Relations
                                                                                        observe ‘MayDay’
                                                                                        for emergency
      As we wrap up the spring 2008 semester and prepare for the summer
  sessions, please be reminded that Florida State University is converting
  to a new constituent management system, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge. The
  Foundation, Alumni Association, Seminole Boosters and John and Mable
                                 Ringling Museum of Art have joined forces to
                                                                                        preparedness
                                 make this conversion possible.                             Preserving library materials and
                                     Once complete in early May, the conversion         collections for the future is one of the
                                 to Raiser’s Edge will provide a shared database        fundamental responsibilities of the
                                 for all of the university’s direct support             Florida State University Libraries.
                                 organizations, providing the university’s                  Heritage Preservation, an organi-
                                 fundraisers and other advancement professionals        zation that provides museums, librar-
                                 with a clearer picture of the relationship between     ies and individuals with preservation
                                 our constituents and Florida State as a whole.         advice from professional conserva-
                                     As of April 11:                                    tors, has teamed up with the Society of
                                     •The Foundation, Alumni Association and            American Archivists to sponsor “May-
                                 Boosters have been unable to make updates              Day” on May 1, 2008 — a national
                                 to information in their current constituent            grassroots effort to take measures to
                                 management systems. Requests for lists of              prevent library and archival resources
  mailing addresses or donor names are still being honored, but please be aware         from being damaged or destroyed by
  that the data may be out of date.                                                     natural disasters.
      •The Foundation’s process for gift acknowledgements has been temporarily              Staff members of the FSU Libraries
  interrupted. The Foundation is able to receive gifts; however, there will be          will participate in the daylong, emer-
  a delay of several weeks between receipt of a gift and the mailing of a gift          gency-preparedness effort by survey-
  acknowledgement letter.                                                               ing storage areas to ensure that noth-
      •The Foundation has been unable to compile weekly and monthly gift                ing is stored directly on the floor where
  reports. Creation of these reports will resume as soon as possible in May.            water damage could occur; by noting
      •There has been a slight change in the procedure for transmitting gift and        the location of fire exits and fire extin-
  other deposits to the Foundation. Gifts items should continue to be separated         guishers; and by conducting an evacu-
  from other deposits. In addition, deposits should be further differentiated by        ation drill to acquaint staff members
  method of payment, i.e. check/cash and credit card. Updated forms are available       with the evacuation plan and test its
  at www.foundation.fsu.edu/businessforms.                                              effectiveness.
      Please also be reminded that the Foundation’s ability to process                      “The most important thing is to do
  disbursements and print checks has not been interrupted.                              something on ‘MayDay’ to help pre-
      Once again, we expect the conversion to be complete by early May. If you          serve our intellectual heritage,” said
  should have any questions or concerns, please call the Foundation at (850)            Julia Zimmerman, director of Univer-
  644-6000, the Alumni Association at (850) 644-2761 or the Seminole Boosters           sity Libraries.
  at (850) 644-3484.                                                                        The name “MayDay” is a play on
                                                                                        the distress call used in radio commu-
                                                                                        nications.


Employees beware: Don’t get hooked in ‘phishing’ scam
    Florida State University employees       should immediately change their pass-      forward the e-mail to abuse@fsu.edu.
should be aware that there have been         words. If they have difficulty in doing        Phishing, also referred to as “brand
at least two instances of a new e-mail       so, they should call the Technology        spoofing” or “carding,” is the act of
“phishing” scam, titled “Update YOUR         Services Help Desk, (850) 644-4357, to     using e-mail to masquerade as a legiti-
FSU EMAIL NOW,” which has been               obtain assistance.                         mate business enterprise in an attempt
sent to university e-mail accounts.              As a matter of policy, the FSU ad-     to fool people into surrending private
    As a result, the FSU Office of Tech-     ministration will never ask employees      information that can be used for iden-
nology Services has put into place an        to divulge their passwords for any rea-    tity theft.
e-mail filter to reduce the effect of this   son, according to Technology Services.         For more information on phishing
type of scam as much as possible. Em-            If employees are ever asked for per-   and other information technology se-
ployees are warned not to respond to         sonal information through e-mail or by     curity-related issues, please visit www.
such e-mail messages.                        telephone, they are encouraged to call     security.fsu.edu or www.security.fsu.
    If employees have responded, they        the FSU IT Security Team at 694-4064 or    edu/aware.html.

                                                STATE n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n 7
University honors its graduate students at annual event
   Florida State University honored the achievements of its       to students in three disciplinary categories. The recipients
best graduate students at the university’s annual Celebration     were: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,
of Graduate Student Excellence on April 2.                        or “STEM”: (College of Arts and Sciences) Stephen Hines,
   The students who were recognized for excellence in teach-      Computer Science, and He Huan, Chemistry and Biochem-
ing, research and creativity, and leadership each received a      istry; Arts and Humanities, or “AH”: (College of Arts and
certificate and $500. The students who received Dialogues         Sciences) Kelly Baker, Religion; and (College of Visual Arts,
Interdisciplinary Research Grants were given $1,000 to at-        Dance and Theatre) Rachelle McClure, Interior Design; So-
tend an international conference to present their work. All of    cial and Behavioral Sciences, or “SBS”: (College of Arts and
the graduate student awards were supported by Academic            Sciences) Kiara Cromer, Psychology; and (College of Human
and Professional Program Services, the Office of Graduate         Sciences) James Derek Kingsley, Nutrition, Food and Exer-
Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the   cise Science.
Congress of Graduate Students.                                        Jason Fishbein, the speaker for the Congress of Graduate
   Fourteen Program for Instructional Excellence Teaching         Students, recognized the three Dialogues Interdisciplinary
Associates were recognized for contributions to their depart-     Research Grant recipients, who were Cristina Russo (Chem-
ments and to instruction at FSU. (College of Arts and Scienc-     istry and Biochemistry) from the Natural and Physical Sci-
es): Timothy Bengford, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Hu-       ences; Kyle Gobrogge (Psychology) from the Social and
manities; Rebecca Olive, Modern Languages and Linguis-            Behavioral Sciences; and Melita Belgrade (Music) from the
tics; Rachel Baker, Philosophy; Lloyd Lumata, Physics; and        Arts and Humanities.
Caleb Simmons, Religion. (College of Education): Haroldo              The ten Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recipi-
Fontaine, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Mary         ents — who work hard to ensure that undergraduate stu-
Keli Swearingen, Educational Psychology and Learning              dents at FSU are provided with the best learning environ-
Systems; and Rodney Reeves, Middle and Secondary Edu-             ment — were recognized for excellence in teaching. Nomi-
cation. (College of Human Sciences): Donna Koson, Textiles        nated by faculty, staff and students, the recipients submitted
and Consumer Sciences. (College of Music): Bryn Hughes,           teaching portfolios that were evaluated by the Outstanding
Music Theory and Composition. (College of Social Sciences):       Teaching Assistant Award Committee. The recipients were:
Sean Collins, Economics; and Joanna Stansfield, Sociology.        (College of Arts and Sciences) George Bou-Assaf, Chemistry
(College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance): Ann Rowson           and Biochemistry; Alessandra Feris, Modern Languages and
Love, Art Education; and Amy Bredemeyer, Theatre.                 Linguistics; Hoa Nguyen, Mathematics; and Elizabeth Barre,
   The Leadership Award recipient, Carolyn Sloan Sawtell          Religion; (College of Human Sciences) Heather Drake, Tex-
of the Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sci-      tiles and Consumer Science; (College of Information) Dan-
ences, was recognized for her leadership and for making a         iella Smith; (College Music) Neil Anderson-Himmelspach,
positive difference in the scholarly/creative, campus and         Music Theory and Composition; (College of Social Sciences)
wider communities.                                                Joseph Young, Political Science, and Jessica Bishop, Sociolo-
   The six Research and Creativity Award recipients were          gy; and (College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance) Michelle
recognized for superior scholarship. Awards were made             Fletcher, Dance.

Office of National Fellowships gives research/creative awards to 13 undergraduates
    The Florida State University Office of National Fellow-       Hawkeswood, under the direction of Thomas E. Joiner
ships has announced the recipients of its summer 2008 Un-         (Psychology), “An Assessment of Body Preference and Dis-
dergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards. The            satisfaction in Gay and Straight Men”; Aimee K. Howard,
award, which is administered through the Office of Nation-        under the direction of Samuel Grant (National High Mag-
al Fellowships, aims to foster directed research and creative     netic Field Laboratory), “Advances in Characterization of
opportunities for undergraduate students in all disciplines.      Sarcopenic Skeletal Muscles using Most Current MR imag-
    The 13 recipients were selected by a faculty committee        ing and Spectroscopy Techniques”; Miranda Johnson, under
from a pool of 70 applicants who proposed a project of their      the direction of Lisa Eckel (Psychology), “Neurobiology of
own design with support from a supervising professor.             Activity-Based Anorexia”; Brett Karlin, under the direction
    The award provides a $4,000 stipend to cover living ex-       of Matthew Lata (Music), “Dido and Aeneas”; Christopher
penses, materials and travel.                                     McClure, under the direction of Jon Maner (Psychology),
    The recipients are: Rachel Abrams, under the direction of     “Social anxiety and progesterone: Maladaptive responses
Igor Alabugin (Chemistry and Biochemistry), “Mechanism            to social rejection”; Alexander Merkovic, under the direc-
of 5-endo-dig radical cyclization”; April Card, under the di-     tion of Peter Garretson (History), “Youth Engagement in
rection of Ormond Loomis (English), “Documenting Oral             Rwanda”; Myron Rolle, under the direction of Tim Logan
Histories and Stories of the Seminole and Lakota People”;         (Chemistry and Biochemistry), “Metabolism in Stem Cells:
Chantal V. Garcia De Gonzalo, under the direction of Ed-          cancer cells”; Rachel Alex Rossin, under the direction of Jo-
win F. Hilinski (Chemistry and Biochemistry), “Synthesis          elle Dietrick (Art), “The GreenHouse Project: Teaching Art
and Characterization of Molecular Tweezers Designed for           in Uganda”; and Corbitt Stace Sirmans, under the direction
Electron Transfer”; James Pierce Gradone, under the direc-        of Dean Gatzlaff (Risk Management and Insurance), “Buy-
tion of Clifton Callender (Music), “Innocent Hands”; Sean         ing into the Green Movement.”

                                              8 n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n STATE
Research Foundation gives Cornerstone Awards to six
   The Florida State University Office of Research has                   with co-PI Daniel Kariko (Art);
announced the recipients of the 2007-2008 Cornerstone                        •Joe Sanders (Art), “Printmaking 2009”; and
Awards. Of the 10 proposals submitted to the Cornerstone                     •Lori Walters (Modern Languages), “Royal Dialogues:
program’s 10th year of competition, six were funded —                    Christine de Pizan, Jean Gerson and the Book.”
one in the social sciences category and five in the arts and             SSPEG:
humanities category — for a total of $202,894. A team of                     •Jennifer Jerit (Political Science) “Laboratory, Survey
reviewers, composed of FSU employees and people from                     and Field Experiments Testing Voter Turnout Mobilization
outside of the university, evaluated each proposal.                      Messages,” with co-PIs Jason Barabas, Charles Barrilleaux,
AHPEG:                                                                   Robert Crew, Jens Grosser, Robert Jackson, Cherie Maestas
   •John Corrigan (Religion), “Humanities and GIS”;                      (all Political Science) and Carl Schmertmann (Economics).
   •Ladislav Kubik (Music), “Concerto No. 3 for Solo Piano,                  No grants for the physical science, engineering and
Orchestra and Electronics” (to the Memory of Bohuslav                    medical category were offered this year.
Martinu), with co-PIs Alexander Jimenez and James Nalley                     To learn more about the Cornerstone program, funded
(both Music);                                                            through the FSU Research Foundation, please visit www.
   •John Raulerson (Art), “Florida Family Farm Project,”                 research.fsu.edu/cornerstone/index.html.




          TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                        To register for either version, go to the Human Resources Web
   TRAINING CLASSES: The following classes are free to                  site at hr.fsu.edu. Click the “New Employee Information” link
employees and are held at the Training Center, Stadium Place,            for orientation sessions that are offered and to register. For those
unless otherwise indicated:                                              who prefer a classroom session, New Employee Orientation will be
   •Bridging Cultures for Service Excellence (4186): April 23-W, 9:30    offered on Mondays, April 14 and April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. (part of the Customer Service Certificate Series and      p.m., in A6244 University Center.
the FSU Internationals Certificate Series);                                                      BENEFITS/RETIREMENT
   •Compensation Processes (4158): April 25-F, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; (4159)       nLONG-TERM DISABILITY OPEN ENROLLMENT: The
May 8-R, 1:30-4:30 p.m.;                                                 Gabor Agency, in partnership with UNUM, has announced a
   •DROP (Metlife) (4357): May 6-T, 1:30-2:30 p.m.;                      special open enrollment, from March 1 to May 31, for the Group
   •FISH Philosophy (4317): April 11-F, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Part of the     Long-Term Disability Program. Brochures with detailed plan
Customer Service Certificate Series). This class has been cancelled      information will be sent to all employees through campus mail.
and will be rescheduled in the future;                                   During this special open enrollment, employees can enroll without
   •Sexual Harassment Policy Information Training (4327): May 14-W,      a medical application. Information: Gabor Agency, (800) 330-6115,
2-3 p.m.;                                                                option 5.
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a.m.;                                                                    deductions for nine- and 10-month faculty members and seasonal
   •Nutrition: Eating Out Guidelines (4293): May 7-W, 10:30-11:30        employees will begin with the Feb. 1 paycheck. Employees who
a.m.;                                                                    are enrolled in health, life and supplemental plans will have
   •Nutrition: Portion Control Made Easier (4294): May 14-W,             double deductions taken from their paychecks to pay for the
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   •Retirement Strategies for Life (AIG Retirement) (4407): April        in February and end with the first check in May. These double
30-W, 9-10:30 a.m.                                                       deductions pay for premiums for the months of June, July, August
   Registration: hr.fsu.edu/train (reference the 4-digit class ID).      and September. Regular deductions will resume with the first
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a.m., A6301 University Center;                                           and exits to buildings and restrooms around campus. The
   •OMNI-SP-2089 – Sponsored Programs Proposal Development               automatic door openers are meant to assist disabled people as
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   •OMNI-SP-2189 – Compliance for Sponsored Programs (4242):             and Compliance is asking for the assistance of faculty and staff
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                                                   STATE n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n 9
                                                                         and Regulation Z,” published        published in the New England
                                                                         in the San Diego Law Review,        Journal of Criminal and Civil Con-
                                                                         Vol. 44.                            finement, Vol. 34.
                                                                             Mary E. Guy, Ph.D. (Jerry           Roald Nasgaard, Ph.D. (Art
                                                                         Collins Eminent Scholar Chair,      History) wrote “John Heward,
                                                                         Reubin O’D. Askew School of         Diction et Contradictions,” pub-
                                                                         Public Administration and Pol-      lished in Un parcours/Une collec-
                                                                         icy), was the lead author of the    tion published by the Musée Na-
                                                                         book “Emotional Labor: Putting      tional des Beaux-Arts de Qué-
                                                                         the Service in Public Service,”     bec, 2008; and presented “The
        Compiled by Bayard Stern, bstern@fsu.edu
                                                                         published by M.E. Sharpe Inc.,      Britishness of Painters Eleven,”
                                                                         co-written with Meredith A.         at the Robert McLaughlin Gal-
      RECOGNITIONS                     Victor Sampson, Ph.D. (Sci-       Newman of Florida Interna-          lery, Oshawa, Ontario, March,
                                    ence Education), was awarded         tional University and Sharon H.     and at the Art Gallery of Nova
    Joe Calhoun, Ph.D., M.B.A.      the 2008 Outstanding Disserta-       Mastracci of the University of      Scotia, Halifax, March; and pre-
(Stavros Center for Economic        tion of the Year Award by the        Illinois, Chicago; and presented    sented “Modes of Abstraction,”
Education), was named the           National Association for Re-         the papers “Honoring the Min-       at the Art Gallery of Alberta,
winner of the “Economic Com-        search in Science Teaching.          nowbrook Legacy” and “Emo-          Edmonton, April.
municators Award,” given by                                              tional Labor in the Human Ser-          Robert Neuman, Ph.D. (Art
the Association of Private En-                 BYLINES                   vice Organization” co-written       History), wrote the article “Main
terprise Education at its annual                                         with Meredith A. Newman and         Street, U.S.A., and Its Sources
conference, Las Vegas, Nev.,            Frederick Abbott, LL.M.,         Sharon H. Mastracci, and sat on     in Hollywood, U.S.A.,” pub-
April. Calhoun was chosen as        J.D. (Edward Ball Eminent            the panel “Putting the Service      lished in the Journal of American
the winner by a panel of judges     Scholar, Law), co-wrote “The         in Public Service: Correlates       Culture, Vol. 31; and presented
that included John Stossel of       Doha Round’s Public Health           and Consequences for Those          the paper “The Adventures of
ABC News, and the award in-         Legacy: Strategies for the Pro-      Who Perform Emotion Work”           Ichabod and Mr. Toad: A Turn-
cluded $10,000.                     duction and Diffusion of Pat-        all at the annual meeting of the    ing Point in Disney’s Postwar
    Ithel Jones, Ed.D., and Vick-   ented Medicines Under the            American Society for Public         Years” at the annual meeting
ie Lake, Ph.D. (Childhood Edu-      Amended TRIPS Provisions,”           Administration, Dallas, Texas,      of the Popular Culture Associa-
cation, Reading and Disability      with Jerome H. Reichman,             March.                              tion/American Culture Asso-
Services), co-presented the pa-     published in the Journal of In-          Adam       Hirsch,     Ph.D.,   ciation, San Francisco, March.
per “Caring Practices With All      ternational Economic Law, Vol.       J.D. (William and Catherine             Michael Pasquier, Ph.D.
Children? Pre-Service Teachers?     10; wrote “World Trade Orga-         VanDercreek Professor, Law),        (Religion), has been awarded
Self Analyses of Teacher Child      nization: Canada First Notice to     co-wrote the article “Law and       an American Academy of Arts
Interactions,” and received         Manufacturer Generic Drug for        Proximity,” with Greg Mitchell,     and Sciences Visiting Scholar
the 2007 Eastern Educational        Export” published in Interna-        published in the Illinois Law Re-   Fellowship for 2008-2009 to
Research Association Distin-        tional Legal Materials, Vol. 46.     view; and wrote “The Uniform        conduct research on the inter-
guished Paper Award at the              Kelli Alces, J.D. (Law),         Acts’ Loophole in Fraudulent        section of Native American reli-
annual conference of the East-      wrote the article “Enforcing         Conveyance Law,” published in       gions, African religions and Eu-
ern Educational Research Asso-      Corporate Fiduciary Duties in        Estate Planning, December 2007.     ropean Christianities in colonial
ciation, March. Jones and Lake      Bankruptcy,” published in the            Christie Koontz, Ph.D. (In-     Louisiana; Pasquier wrote the
have been invited to present        Kansas Law Review, Vol. 56.          formation), and Dean Jue, M.S.      book “Foreign Fathers: French
their paper at a special Ameri-         Paolo Annino, Ph.D., J.D.        (Florida Resources and Envi-        Missionary Priests and Fron-
can Educational Research As-        (Law), wrote “Final Regulations      ronmental Analysis Center),         tier Catholicism in the United
sociation distinguished papers      on School Assessments: An At-        were the principal investigators    States,” scheduled to be pub-
session from state and regional     tempt to Align the NCBLA and         for the study “Serving Non-         lished by Oxford University
educational research associa-       the IDEIA,” published in the         English Speakers in the U.S.        Press in 2009.
tions.                              journal Mental and Physical Dis-     Public Libraries: 2007 Analysis         David Powell, LL.M., J.D.
    Victor Nunez, M.F.A. (Mo-       ability Law Reporter, Vol. 31, No-   of Library Demographics, Ser-       (Law), co-wrote the article
tion Picture, Television and the    vember/December 2007.                vices and Programs” published       “Blockbuster Guide To Draft-
Recording Arts), was inducted           Steven Gey, J.D. (David and      by the American Library Asso-       ing Florida Trusts,” with Tye J.
into the Florida Arts Hall of       Deborah Fonvielle and Don-           ciation Office for Research and     Klooster, published in the jour-
Fame.                               ald and Janet Hinkle Professor,      Statistics, Chicago.                nal Wills, Trusts and Estates Law,
    Briley Proctor, Ph.D. (Edu-     Law), wrote “Life After the Es-          Robin Kundis Craig, J.D.,       Vol. 147.
cational Psychology and Learn-      tablishment Clause,” published       Ph.D. (Attorneys’ Title Insurance       Jim Rossi, LL.M., J.D. (Harry
ing Systems), was presented the     in the West Virginia Law Review,     Fund Professor, Law), wrote the     M. Walborsky Professor, Law),
National Association of School      Vol. 110; wrote “School Vouch-       article “Coral Reefs, Fishing,      wrote the article “Antitrust
Psychologists Government and        ers and the Problem of the Re-       and Tourism: Tensions in U.S.       Process and Vertical Deference:
Professional Relations Certifi-     calcitrant Constitutional Text,”     Ocean Law & Policy Reform,”         Judicial Review of State Regula-
cate of Appreciation at its an-     published in the Journal of Legal    published in the Stanford Envi-     tory Inaction” published in the
nual conference, New Orleans,       Education, Vol. 37.                  ronmental Law Journal, Vol. 27.     Iowa Law Review, Vol. 93.
February. The award recognizes          Elwin Griffith, LL.M., J.D.          Wayne Logan, J.D. (Gary &           J.B. Ruhl, J.D., Ph.D. (Mat-
individual members who have         (Tallahassee Alumni Professor,       Sallyn Pajcic Professor, Law),      thews & Hawkins Professor
a record of advocacy efforts to     Law), wrote the article “Lenders     wrote the article “Published        of Property, Law), wrote the
improve education and men-          and Consumers Continue the           Sex Offender Registration and       article “Climate Change and
tal health services for children,   Search for the Truth in Lending      Community Notification Poli-        the Endangered Species Act”
youth and their families.           Under the Truth in Lending Act       cy: Past, Present, and Future,”             Please see CIA, 11

                                                  10 n APRIL 21 - MAY 11, 2008 n STATE
                                                                      hands-on experimentation.
                   GILMER, from page 1                                    “How can we expect K-12 teachers to teach science
                                                                      through scientific inquiry if they have never experienced
work like mine, but we have further to go for full participa-         true inquiry on their own?” Gilmer said. “Right now I have a
tion.”                                                                grant with the Panhandle Area Education Consortium from
    “This is a well-deserved honor for our friend and                 the state of Florida to provide such inquiry experiences to
colleague,” said Joseph Schlenoff, chairman of the FSU                120 science teachers for grades 3 through 12.”
chemistry department. “Professor Gilmer’s dedication                      Another passion of Gilmer’s is working to increase
to advancing the opportunities for women in science has               opportunities for women in the science and engineering
resulted in a stronger, more diverse and simply better work           fields. To that end, she started the first AWIS chapter in
force.”                                                               Florida at FSU; the chapter remains active with graduate
    A member of the FSU faculty since 1977, Gilmer’s                  women and professional women in the area. On campus,
pursuit of knowledge has led her in several directions. In            Gilmer also is active with the Women in Math, Science and
the field of biochemistry, her research has involved studying         Engineering Living-Learning Community (www.wimse.fsu.
cell-cell recognition events between immune T cells and               edu), which seeks to increase the retention of female students
their tumor target cells. Such research plays a critical role         in those fields by providing support, encouragement and
in understanding the chemical processes at work with                  guidance.
autoimmune diseases and cancer — knowledge that one day                   Gilmer and Sherry Southerland, an associate professor of
could lay the foundation for new treatments or even cures.            science education at FSU, co-supervised a doctoral student,
    Outside of the laboratory, Gilmer has focused her                 now Dr. Ajda Kahveci, who studied programs such as
attention on science education — specifically, researching            WIMSE to determine the factors that facilitate young women
how people learn and the factors that can improve the                 becoming scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
learning environment, particularly in the scientific fields.              Finally, a key focus for Gilmer is the teaching of ethical
Her work has led her to advocate that teachers in grades              issues in science in order to advance students’ understanding
K-12 have opportunities to pursue scientific inquiry through          of responsible research and practices.

                                                                      Marshall’s prior national and international recognitions,
                 MARSHALL, from page 1                                including three American Chemical Society national awards,
                                                                      the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh’s Maurice F. Hasler
    Marshall co-invented and continues to develop                     Award, the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, the American
Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass               Society for Mass Spectrometry’s Distinguished Contribution
spectrometry, a powerful analytical chemistry tool capable            Award, and the Thomson Medal of the International Society
of resolving and identifying thousands of different chemical          for Mass Spectrometry.
components in complex mixtures ranging from petroleum                     Marshall, a fellow of the American Physical Society, the
to biological fluids. Since its invention, more than 700 FT-          American Association for the Advancement of Science and
ICR instruments, with a replacement value of approximately            the American Institute of Chemists, joins Professor Emeritus
$400 million, have been installed in laboratories worldwide.          Gregory Choppin as FSU’s second Oesper award winner.
Marshall has authored or co-authored more than 450 refereed               “It is both gratifying and humbling to join the company
journal papers and has mentored more than 100 graduate                of the prior Oesper awardees,” Marshall said. “Our FT-ICR
students and postdoctoral fellows.                                    technique turned out to be useful for all kinds of applications
    The Oesper award, which will be presented at a                    that weren’t foreseen at the outset, and we continue to search
symposium at the University of Cincinnati in October, caps            for new ones.”

                                   ing Collapse of Restrictions on    struction Projects: A Blueprint      Disallowing Such Costs,” pub-
   CIA, from page 10               Judicial Campaign Speech,”         for the Future” at the conference    lished in the Virgnia Tax Review,
                                   published in the Seton Hall Law    of the Florida College and Uni-      Vol. 27.
scheduled to be published in       Review, Vol. 38.                   versity Professional Association         Janet Lenz, Ph.D. (Career
the Boston University Law Re-          Bruce Stiftel, Ph.D., and      for Human Resources, Orlando,        Center), presented the keynote
view. The article was entered      Chandrima        Mukhopadhyay      Fla., April.                         speech “Translating Theory to
into the record of the U.S. Sen-   (Urban and Regional Planning),        Joseph Dodge, LL.B., LL.M.,       Practice: A Cognitive Informa-
ate Committee on Environment       co-wrote the article “Thoughts     (Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler      tion Processing Approach to
and Public Works, Washington,      on Anglo-American Hegemony         Alhadeff & Sitterson Profes-         Career Development and Ser-
D.C., April; and wrote the arti-   in Planning Scholarship: Do We     sor, Law), testified before the      vices,” presented the workshop
cle “Reconstructing the Wall of    Read Each Other’s Work?” pub-      U.S. Senate Finance Committee        “Effective Career Services for all
Virtue: Maxims for the Co-evo-     lished in the journal Town Plan-   about alternatives to the na-        Clients: Practical Tools and Tech-
lution of Environmental Law        ning Review, Vol. 78, No. 5.       tion’s current estate and gift tax   niques for Career Practitioners”
and Environmental Science,”                                           laws, Washington, D.C., March;       and served as the U.S. represen-
published in the journal Envi-           PRESENTATIONS                and wrote “The Netting of            tative on the “Career Landscape:
ronmental Law, Vol. 37.                                               Costs Against Income Receipts        A Global Perspective” keynote
   Nat Stern, J.D. (John W. and      Lyn Avery, Linda Rumsey          (Including Damage Recoveries)        panel, all at the conference of the
Ashley E. Frost Professor, Law),   and Shelley Scopoli (Human         Produced By Such Costs, With-        Australian Association of Career
wrote the article “The Loom-       Resources) presented “HR Con-      out Barring Congress From            Counselors, March.

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